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Reggie Quinerly: New York Nowhere

Read "New York Nowhere" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Born in Houston, drummer Reggie Quinerly attended his hometown's famous High School of the Performing and Visual Arts. He then moved on to study under such masters as Jimmy Cobb, Lewis Nash, and Kenny Washington in the Masters in Jazz Studies program at Juilliard, and released his debut recording, Music Inspired by Freedmantown (Self Produced, 2012) soon after graduating. Quinerly composed New York Nowhere, his fourth release as a leader, as his farewell to the city he called ...

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Svetlana Shmulyian: Night at the Movies

Read "Night at the Movies" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Svetlana Shmulyian is a gift that keeps on giving. The Russian-American emigre made her recording debut with Night at the Speakeasy (AO2 Records, 2016), where she infused the Great American Songbook's early canon with an Eastern essence of determination and intelligence. The singer followed that with her survey of film music Night at the Movies (Starr Records, 2020). Then the pandemic emerged, changing everything in the musical performance landscape. Shmulyian responded by surprising listeners with an outtake from ...

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Svetlana Shmulyian: Night at the Movies

Read "Night at the Movies" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Russian-American singer Svetlana Shmulyian has blended an East Europe/Russia combination of elegant determination and delicate grit into the American Songbook on her debut recording Night at the Speakeasy (AO2 Records, 2016), and then film music on Night at the Movies (Starr Records, 2020). The artist surprised listeners by dropping an outtake from Night at the Movies, “Young and Beautiful" from The Great Gatsby (Warner Bros., 2013) in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. “Young and Beautiful" was ...

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Svetlana: Night at the Movies

Read "Night at the Movies" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Russian-American singer-composer Svetlana (she has a last name, Schmulyian, but prefers the monomoniker) is onto something. Her debut recording, Night at the Speakeasy (OA2 Records, 2016) with her self-appointed Delancey Five, was a structured affair which concentrated on the music of the “Jazz Age" (save for the Beach Boys' “God Only Knows") performed in a Jazz Age fashion, featuring trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. Svetlana returns with another themed recording, Night At the Movies, again featuring Gordon, on a collection of film ...

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John Chin: Undercover

Read "Undercover" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Nato in Corea quasi quarant'anni fa, cresciuto a Los Angeles e dal 1998 operante a New York, John Chin pubblica il secondo disco documentando il suo trio del 2010 con una registrazione a cui teneva molto: galvanizzata da una serie di concerti, la formazione ha inciso di getto usando lo studio come un club, senza prove, né uso di cuffie e successivi lavori di editing. Dopo una formazione classica iniziata a 4 anni, il pianista ha iniziato a ...

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John Chin: Blackout Conception

Read "Blackout Conception" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Blackout Conception è un CD di jazz moderno, realizzato dal trentaduenne pianista coreano (ma da quasi vent’anni residente negli USA) John Chin, qui all’esordio come leader. Il lavoro è condotto in parte in trio con il batterista Bill Campbell e (in alternativa) con i bassisti Alexis Cuadrado o Chris Higgins, in parte in quartetto, con l’aggiunta del tenorista Mark Turner. L’album è pieno di swing, alterna situazioni diverse sia per genere (“Joanne Julia” ha influenze latin, “I Won’t Argue With ...

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John Chin: Blackout Conception

Read "Blackout Conception" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


John Chin is another new piano face, rightly placed on Fresh Sound's New Talent division. Born in Seoul, South Korea, but educated in California at Cal State and then the University of North Texas, he then relocated to New York to study with pianist Kenny Barron at Rutgers University in New Jersey. A major portion of Blackout Conception is influenced and dedicated to the Philadelphia pianist.

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